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Discussion on: Do you use the Dvorak Keyboard?

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Alex Jacobs

I use the TypeMatrix 2030 Qwerty. It has a strange 'ortholinear' layout and it can be switched to Dvorak. I only use Qwerty. But what I want to share is that after typing on it for a couple years, while I can switch back to a normal keyboard, it's very awkward. So I would think twice before Dvorak, in that if you don't have your preferred development environment at your fingertips, it will be quite difficult to use someone else's qwerty layout if you need to. This doesn't answer your question, but hopefully adds a useful consideration regarding the mental overhead required to switch back after acclimatizing to the new system.